Interviews

McGeorge Bundy - 1966

February 1966 – McGeorge Bundy – Report Card On Vietnam – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy, giving his assessment of the then-current state of affairs in Southeast Asia and a report card on our military involvement during this episode of Meet The Press. It was broadcast on February 20, 1966. McGeorge Bundy was appointed as National Security Advisor...

Laura Nyro - 1969

Words And Music From Laura Nyro – 1969 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Laura Nyro – NET: Critique – January 1, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Laura Nyro in performance and interview, taken from the NET program Critique and broadcast on January 1, 1969. Born Laura Nigro, (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) she was an American...

David Geffen - Joni Mitchell

A Word Or Two With David Geffen – 1973 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Patrons can download this for free: Become a Patron! David Geffen, interviewed by B. Mitchell Reed on January 25, 1973. In my seemingly endless task of digitizing history; of the news kind and of the Popular Culture kind, I ran across this interview with the legendary David Geffen, a little...

Harold and Maude

Colin Higgins Talks About Harold And Maude – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Become a Patron! Film buffs know right away when you mention the names Harold And Maude, that it can only refer to the delightfully dark and enduring classic film starring Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon. The 1972 film was, in many ways, the perfect companion to the cultural phenomena of...

Serge Koussevitsky - (Getty Photos)

Talking About And Talking With Serge Koussevitsky – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Surprises await you: Become a Patron! In the early 1970s, when National Public Radio was getting off the ground, getting its feet wet and finding its way, it was an exciting adventure in the possibilities of what Educational Radio could achieve. The promise, though reached, was never sustained and has...

Guy Mollett - Meet The Press - 1957

France In The 1950s’ – An Interview With Prime Minister Guy Mollett – 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! The Post-World War 2 history of Europe is fascinating, not only because of the dramatic change in policies but also the dismantling of the Colonial presence throughout the world. In many cases, the dismantling came with a price – sometimes the independence of a former colony brought...

Sen. George McGovern

George McGovern Discusses Watergate, Nixon And Executive Privilege – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

Senator George McGovern – Face The Nation – August 19, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! As the events of these past few months increase in intensity and as the subject of Impeachment becomes more and more evident, listening to the events of a previous time...

Bruce Davison in The Strawberry Statement - 1970

James Simon Kunen Talks About The Strawberry Statement – 1970 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

James Simon Kunen – Interview from On Screen – WBAI-FM – June 26, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Some things age well – some things age not at all and some things age poorly. In the Arts it’s a matter of subjectivity. Music we’ve heard and books we’ve...

Alice B. Toklas

Alice B. Toklas Has A Word Or Two And A Recipe For Her Infamous Brownies – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Become a Patron! Alice B.Toklas. The name might not ring many bells with generations born after the 1960s. But during the 60s, during the blossoming of the Counterculture, she was an icon, and maybe more than her companion Gertrude Stein, became the face of the burgeoning drug culture that sprang...

Drinking The Kool-Aid

While You’re Digging Our Sights And Sounds . . . . A Few Words From Gordon Skene And Past Daily.

Become a Patron! From the somewhat addled mind of Gordon Skene: You have options – and both of them are just below the photo. As you know, we were hot in the midst of our Annual Past Daily Fundraiser almost two weeks ago – doing our yearly stump for support...